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Lane 1 - The Hollywood Reporter posts "Olympian David Boudia to Judge ABC's Celebrity Diving Series.  The diver who earned the gold in the 10-meter event at the London Games joins Greg Louganis on the three-person panel. Based on the international format, Celebrity Splash revolves around celebrities performing complicated dives from varying heights with the assistance of a David_boudia_a_pprofessional diving instructor who helps each participant with weeks of training. Dives can be from as high as 10-meter high boards with increasing levels of complexity, including backflips, somersaults and other gymnastic feats."

Lane 2 - Kitsap Sun posts "Induction happy ending for Olympians.   It wasn't the first time sisters Tara and Dana Kirk were mistaken for one another.  The swimming siblings have had numerous, and humorous photo mixups during their athletic careers, so it was somewhat fitting a plaque bearing Dana's name had a picture of Tara.  On Saturday, the Bremerton sisters and Bainbridge Island's Emily Silver were inducted into the Pacific Northwest Swimming Hall of Fame for the class of 2012 during the Husky Invitational at the King County Aquatics Center."

Lane 3 - The Australian posts "British Olympian Ellen Gandy changes lanes.  BRITISH Olympic butterfly swimmer and world championships medallist Ellen Gandy has spent five years torn between two countries but has finally decided to call Australia home.  Gandy, 21, revealed yesterday she had decided to switch allegiance to Australia as she contemplates a third Olympic campaign for the Rio Games in 2016."

Lane 4 - Prensa Latina posts "Stellar Venezuelan Swimmer in Recovery Phase .  Venezuelan swimmer Albert Subirats, among the leading swimmers in the country, is recovering after Albert_subiratsundergoing surgery on his right shoulder, said specialized sources.  According to the newspaper Correo del Orinoco, Subirats was injured before the London 2012 Olympics and underwent surgery to repair one of his shoulder ligaments, already affected at the Pan American-2011 games.  The swimmer told the newspaper that he feels fine after the surgery, and he is able to lift his arm.  "I made a mistake after the first surgery, entering into water ahead of schedule, in an effort to do well in the Olympics," he said."

Lane 5 - The Telegraph posts "Review of London 2012 swimming performance recommends coaching shake-up and summer trials.  An independent review of Britain’s poor swimming performance at the London Olympics has highlighted weaknesses in the sport’s coaching leadership and recommended a shake-up in how it organises its senior trials.  David Sparkes, the chief executive of British Swimming, said the board had agreed to implement all of the reveiw’s recommendations and a worldwide hunt had begun to find a new performance director and head coach.  The sport will learn in the next few weeks whether it will face a cut in Lottery funding in the wake of its Olympic failure, though Sparkes said he was confident UK Sport would keep faith with the new generation of talented swimmers now emerging."

Lane 6 - DVR ALERT:  THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 WW #5064.  12-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres talks about her latest attempt to make the Olympics, and she reveals her beauty secrets that keep her looking youthful.

Conor_dwyer_sLane 7 - Lake Forester posts " Olympian Dwyer revisits Lake Forest roots.  onor Dwyer’s life changed at the London Olympics in late July.  That’s when the Winnetka native and Loyola graduate served as one of the legs of the United States’ gold medal-winning 4x200-meter freestyle swim relay team. Two of the other three legs were completed by Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, both of whom have dominated American swimming over the past two Olympics.  Since the London Games, the 23-year-old Dwyer has been busy living the life of a celebrity, traveling to award shows and sporting events throughout the country. In December, he will be competing in the Short Course World Championships in Instanbul, Turkey, along with Lochte and gold medalist Matt Grevers, a Lake Forest graduate.  Dwyer stopped by Lake Forest College for a quick workout Friday, swimming and speaking with members of the Lake Forest Swim Club."

Lane 8 - Santa Barbara Independent posts "Olympian Scores Points in Goleta.  Gold Medalist Pays It Forward.  Brenda Villa, an Olympic gold medalist in water polo, spoke last Tuesday night to youth from Isla Vista, Goleta, and beyond about her journey to become a world-class athlete. She even brought her gold, silver, and bronze medals to share. Her message was simple – water polo had opened doors that led her to Stanford and the Olympics. She wants to give others the same opportunities."


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